Plans to bring the woolly mammoth back to LIFE!!

The remarkable discovery has been described as a “major step forward” in the attempt to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth.

The researchers described the woolly mammoth remains as ripe for cloning after uncovering the first ever complete sample of mammoth DNA.

The ancient beast was found frozen in permafrost off the coast of Siberia in Russia – with its skin still amazingly intact.A total of six mammoth carcasses, dating back to 10,000 years, were found on the Lyakhovsky Islands.The research expedition also found the tusk of a pygmy mammoth, an extinct species of dwarf elephant.
first complete DNA sample
NEFU/The Siberian Times The mammoth remains could be the first complete DNA sample
Scientists have long been
GETTY Scientists have long been trying to resurrect the mammoth
The unique discovery was made by the Project Mammoth Revival, a Russian-funded research venture which aims to clone the prehistoric creature.The project is just one of several teams racing to produce a clone of a mammoth.Scientists plan to combine cells from frozen woolly mammoth remains and an elephant egg, but have struggled to find high-quality ‘living’ cells – until now.
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The carcass of old mammoth is a ‘highly significant’ find
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NEFU/The Siberian Times Scientists are analyzing samples of the mammoth carcass
Expedition head Semyon Grigoryev said: “The skin is especially interesting for the ‘Revival of the Mammoth’ project.”The Lyakhovsky Islands are considered to be the centre of the mammoth continent.
“One of the world’s greatest concentrations of mammoth remains is here, so we deliberately chose this area to carry out the research.
PUBLISHED: 14:57, Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | UPDATED: 19:09, Fri, Oct 9, 2015
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Source: Latest woolly mammoth find in Siberia could be the key to resurrect the prehistoric beast | Science | News | Daily Express

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4 thoughts on “Plans to bring the woolly mammoth back to LIFE!!

  1. I think, as humans, we were responsible for the mammoths extinction in the first place. So I think we owe it to them to bring them back. Also, more interestingly, I think it would get more people to appreciate how precious these animals are, And that might contribute to better conservation. I’m an optimist 🙂

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  2. Why do they want to clone a wholly mammoth? It lived; it had its time. Now it’s gone. I don’t understand why they want to bring it back. What will bringing it back do other than takes one step closer to cloning dinosaurs and creating a Jurassic park? I just don’t get the appeal.

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    1. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the mammoth on Earth again? Personally I’d love a glimpse into the past. Dinosaurs are a different story. Mammoths only died out around 50-100 thousand years ago, whereas dinosaurs millions of years. The possibility of finding dinosaur DNA is zero to none.

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      1. I don’t know. Mammoths died out for a reason. If scientists start making mammoths, what else will they make? Where does it end? How will bringing back extinct species impact the environment? We have a hard time keeping endangered species alive. Why add extinct ones to that list? I just don’t know my friend. They’re going to do it anyway, so we’ll soon find out.

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